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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

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Nice place to stop and read about history

This is a great place to stop and read about history while enjoying the scenery. It is a quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marty Ann P
Carthage, Missouri
after museum

after you visit Carthage town and the local civil war museum stop by the historic site. small... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site contains a quiet meadow and the spring that made the area an encampment for both the Union and...more
Chestnut Street, Carthage, MO
+1 417-682-2279
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop and read about history while enjoying the scenery. It is a quite, off the beaten path place were a person can take some great pictures.

Thank Marty Ann P
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

after you visit Carthage town and the local civil war museum stop by the historic site. small parking lot, signage explains the battle and some picnic tables are there. not a big site but after the museum you see the whole picture.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the Battle of Carthage as part of our quest to visit all 88 State Parks and Historic Sites this year. Although the site is small, it is interesting to stand on the spots where part of the Civil War occurred. It’s been enlightening...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Nice place to visit to see more of the civil war battle field site also nice place to have picnic lunch . If in the area it's a must see

Thank William S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were really keen to visit the site of the Battle of Carthage on our trip to Oklahoma City. The battlefield is located outside Carthage Mo which is near Joplin. The site was easy enough to locate by following the brown signs and is located...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My grandfather grew up nearby. The battlefield borders the town of Carthage and it amazing that a civil war battlefield is so far west. In school we were taught Bull Run and Gettysburg. Hard to imagine that one of the early battles occurred in Carthage,...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We hunted for over 2 hours in this town looking for this site. Stopped and asked several locals how to get to it and they had no idea what we were looking for. I guess they don't go there. Come to find out we had...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 16 May 2016

A car park with an information board. The site has no other interesting features. More knowledge can be gained from the Internet. Of value to historic and Civil War enthusiasts. Otherwise pass it by.

1  Thank nkosi3113
Reviewed 14 March 2016

It was a drizzly day so it was nice the kiosk had a shelter. There was a ton of info about this early Civil War battle - allegedly the first land battle of the Civil War - It was a lot to take in and...More

1  Thank sluke22
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The battle site is on the outskirts of Carthage, MO in a very scenic site with a small creek running through it. Unfortunately, someone did not enjoy its beauty as much as we did as vandals had done some spray painting of the parking lot...More

1  Thank Monica R
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